HARVARD -- Fresh InkK has had a change of venue, and will be presenting at the Center On the Common on Saturday, Feb. 1. This nascent literary series will be hosted in this historic town west of Boston to both support and tap the lively local literary and artistic community here.

Fresh InkK is a free event, supported in part through a grant from the Cultural Council of Harvard. It will feature a mix of renowned local and nationally-recognized authors and poet(s) reading from their fiction or nonfiction for 10 to 15 minutes, under the theme "Spirit Rising: Tales of Renewal and Recovery":

* Lauren Slater, author of nine books of both fiction and nonfiction, including "Playing House: Notes of a Reluctant Mother" and "The $60,000 Dog: My Life with Animals" and "Opening Skinner's Box"; recipient of a 2004 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship; finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for excellence in science writing; essayist with upcoming cover story for National Geographic and whose work is regularly featured in The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, Elle and Self; with eight inclusions in The Best American Essays series.


* Tehila Lieberman, winner of the 2012 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction for her collection "Venus in the Afternoon"; recipient of the Stanley Elkin Memorial Prize and the Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction prize; and author of the forthcoming novel, "The Last Holy Man."

* Evan Warren, raised in Harvard, is currently finishing his undergraduate degree at Marymount Manhattan, where he leads the editorial staff for the college's in house literary magazine; winner of the 2011 Joseph P. Clancy Award for Poetry.

The event will be hosted by Laura Vilain and will feature mingling, eating, drinking and literary fun. This is a dinnertime BYOB event featuring Chef Paul's legendary soup and fine cookies!

For information contact: Laura Vilain at lvilain@hotmail.com or Center On the Common.